Anaesthetic management of insulinoma.


The anaesthetic management of two cases of insulinoma treated by distal pancreatectomy is presented. Stress is laid on pre-operative and intra-operative glucose administration in sufficiently high quantity. Pre-operative corticosteroid therapy is better avoided. Dextrose infusion should be stopped soon after removal of the tumour to prevent excessive hyperglycemic response in the postoperative period. Methyoxyflurane was used because it tends to raise the blood sugar level. Pancuronium bromide was preferred because of the stable cardiovascular conditions it produces.

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@article{Chari1977AnaestheticMO, title={Anaesthetic management of insulinoma.}, author={P. S. Chari and S. K. Pandit and Ravinder N. Kataria and Harkirat Singh and Dinesh Baheti and Jyotsna Wig}, journal={Anaesthesia}, year={1977}, volume={32 3}, pages={261-4} }